Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press, in cooperation with the Judah L. Magnes Memorial Musuem, Berkeley, 1991. First Edition. Hardbound. Oblong royal octavo in dust jacket, 342 pp., b/w photos, annotated bibliography, selected list of Holocaust Memorial Sites, technical notes about the photographs, index. Very Good. Item #29635
A critical survey of Holocaust memorials and monuments in Europe, Israel, and the United States, focusing on the archeological remains at the original sites of Nazi terror which constitute the first postwar memorials. This first study of the institutionalization of public memory, demonstrates how various nations, politicians, and designers have attempted to do justice to this subject in public art and sculpture, and shows how national origin, ethnic allegiance, political ideology, and prevailing artistic style determined how memorials were commissioned and installed.